alternating electric current


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Noun1.alternating electric current - an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidallyalternating electric current - an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"
electrical energy, electricity - energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor; "they built a car that runs on electricity"
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The operator safely controls the application of this low voltage alternating electric current, activating it for a very short period to stun and immobilize the fish.
The lighthouse was the first to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.
Now boldly painted in red and white hoops, Souter lighthouse opened in 1871 and was the first to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.

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